First of all, hi everyone! I've been a lurker on here for about a fortnight now
After having a nice loss on the scales this Wednesday I thought its past time to start charting my progress (now thats theres something to chart!
Starting Weight: 75kgs (10th Sep 08)
Current Weight: 71.5kgs (24th Sep 08)
Goal Weight: 62kgs (Hopefully by the new year!)
Now I've been meaning to get some measuring tape, but as yet haven't done so, so i'll update with that asap.
Quick run down;- Basically I'm a curvy-figured gal, since i left high school have been between 62-64kgs (except for about 2 1/2 years ago, when I dropped down to 59kgs for about 8-10 months, mostly due to stress - have to say, although I don't think back on that time fondly for other reasons, I did very much enjoy being that weight!). Anyway, put on an extra 10kgs (or more..) over the past year, i eat pretty badly, i drink too much coffee, occasionally binge on alcohol, i smoke a lot. Never thought about myself as particularily vain, or concerned with weight, but apparently i am - self-confidence has dropped as my weightline has expanded and i feel self-conscious in public, especially when eating out with my slimmer friends or shopping with my boyfriend. Would *love* to feel fit and vibrant and attractive again.
So anyway, after that slight depressing rant, on to goals
~So far have upped my water intake (not sure how much i drink a day to be honest - but, ahh... my number ones are clear
so i go by that method of.. ummm.. deduction)
~no sugarary snacks!! (we stock kool-fruits in our office, bane of my working existance! occasional chocolate or sugar in fruits/other foods obviously exempt)
~breakfast every day! (i made my own ceral from a rosemary stanton recipe - very nice!)
~raw, healthy food included in lunch or dinner (ie, side
My next targets will be (1) regular runs (starting tonight or tomorrow morning, depending when i get home from work) and (2) thinking about joining a fitness classs (not a gym - something like a weekly yoga class). Will decide in a few weeks once everything else has been nicely incorporated.
My god, that was EPIC! Didn't mean to ramble for so long!!
Would just like to finish up by saying that I love reading everyones stories, and have had a lot of inspiration from others here in the forum. Am sounding more and more like a b-grade actor so i'll leave it there for now